They are an eating apple, crisp, sweet and tart, and I wanted to make something that showcased their lovely red-flushed flesh. You can, though, make this with any good eating apple - it is a version of a classic French apple tart, but using puff in place of sweet dessert pastry.
So next time you find yourself browsing the supermarket aisle, take a moment to think about the positive impact you could make through what you choose to cook for dinner tonight.
Thanks to its rich multicultural history, the UK offers an astonishing choice of world cuisine. We all know about the classic curry or Chinese takeaway but when I was tasked with identifying the UK's best up-and-coming food trends I jumped at the chance to find something a bit more unusual.
The truth is, I've always loved animals. I was brought up in a household where our pets were part of the family. Our first dog Seamus (a gigantic Newfoundland) was my best friend, as was Spot our black and white cat. And there came a point when I realised that a love of animals just wasn't consistent with the cruelty of meat production
Buckwheat has become popular due to its high amounts of minerals and antioxidants and it also has health benefits in that it improves blood sugar control. Buckwheat is neither a cereal grain nor related to the wheat family of flours, it has no connection with wheat whatsoever
I love the online food community and one of my most recent finds was Sous Chef website specialising in hard to find ingredients. I've brought a couple things on there, but what caught my eye with my most recent purchase was the seasoned cassava flour (farofa pronta in Portugese).
I thought I'd try out a recipe: a chicken and sweet potato hash with harissa and feta, just the sort of thing you might want to cook after a day wandering the stalls and watching the demos at the Maltings. Marinate the chicken the day before if you can.
Teff is one of those super, super-grains it's up there with quinoa and sorghum, and has the added advantage that you can actually pronounce it correctly first time. No need to mumble to hide the fact that you're not 100% sure about if it's 'keen-wa' or 'kwi-noah', 'sore-jum' or 'sorg-hum'
I got married just before the great man Brian F. Shilstone departed from this world to bother ladies in another realm with his £1 engagement rings, and my husband and I resolved to spend every wedding anniversary on going somewhere insanely ace in his honour.
Growing up in the UK I've always been acutely aware of the massive gulf that exists between the Iran I know and love and the hostile news reports seen in the media. Whereas to me Iran represents beauty, culture, history and generosity of spirit, to the rest of the world it simply seems to represent terror.
Summer's over. Feeling blue? Here's the good news. Autumn's just around the corner, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, of olive and grape harvests, and food festivals across the continent. It's a time for leaf-scattered walks, followed up by cosy suppers in firelit pubs, or short-hop city breaks, where the streets throng with market stalls and it's still warm enough to linger over lunch in pavement cafes.
This dish is delicious served either warm or room temperature. If your hosting a buffet style meal, its best to dress the salmon, when the salmon has completely cooled. I love to serve this dish in the middle of the table, with a large bowl filled with lettuce leaves
Anyway, however you get your nuts, cobnuts make a cracking crumble topping. And, handily, most hedgerow pickings make a cracking filling. See, Nature isn't always a cruel mistress.
Many people in modern society have never considered the possibility of hunting for their own food. However, with the negative environmental and welfare implications associated with the agricultural industry and with the current high cost of meat, it is becoming more of a viable option.
Even if you're working to a specific custom food plan that in corporates vegan, muscle building food or a nutrition plan to help with fat loss, there will be a series of quick, healthy recipes that suits your lifestyle.
These ... or a variation of them ... were what she served as dessert. They are smart little tarts, setting tangy bites of fresh fruit in a fruit conserve, within a crisp pastry shell. High Street bakery chains do something similar but not half as well.